The Lazy Genius

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Oscar 'Screeners' Already Being Pirated

Posted by Xavier Ashe on December 24, 2005

Illegal copies of movies sent to Oscar voters are starting to appear on
the Web, said BayTSP, a Los Gatos, California-based
intellectual-property monitoring firm.

BayTSP has been monitoring the Net for illegal distributions of
“screeners,” advance copies of movies that are sent to people who vote
on Academy Award nominations.

“A digital copy of a movie can be placed on the Internet and it will
hit the streets within hours,” said Jim Graham, a spokesperson for
BayTSP.

From Top Tech News.

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